Shimano SP8000SW Spheros SW offshore Spinning Reel
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The Shimano Spheros SW Spinning Reels offer more to the angler with the new Shimano SW concept features.
X-Shield: By providing dependable sealing structures and gaskets at necessary points throughout the reel, X-SHIELD is able to block water intrusion. This protection provides high reliability and durability when SPHEROS SW is used in extreme fishing conditions. Shimano CF Gear: To deliver the toughness and performance level required by saltwater anglers, Shimano utilizes their cold forging technology to deliver a gear with incredible structural strength that provides the best protection against abrasion and damage.
4.5 Stars based on 18 reviews
San Andrés island, Colombia.
Light and smooth!.
April 16, 2017
This reel is light and smooth. Not too much drag but enough for great captures.
West Palm Beach, FL
October 12, 2016
Smooth reel, we will see how long it lasts though.
eastern shore, Md.
June 30, 2016
Have yet to put this reel (10000) against a good test, so far only 3-4 ft. sharks. Reel is smooth and the drag is serious.
Consnone found yet
March 1, 2016
i was able to use this reel on a charter kayak trip. Its a pretty good buy. Strong and durable reel and Shimano really improved it from the last version. Not as smooth as the saragossa though.(much cheaper)
Prosdurable and lightweight, strong
Best Value for a quality Spinning Reel
January 4, 2016
A great value in the offshore spinning reel market.
Proslight weight Great drag
ConsNone so far.
Long Beach Island
Smoothest reel I've ever used
December 2, 2015
Bought this reel for a plugging setup for striper fishing this season and I have to say its the smoothest reel I have ever used and hasn't disappointed me when reeling in fish. Great buy I highly recommend investing in this reel.
Massapequa Park, New York
November 7, 2015
I was using the 5000 Daiwa Procyon on my 9' Lami SS as a light surf set up for smaller Striped Bass with the occasional keeper until it had to be sent in for service. I have the 5000 Shimano Saragosa SW and really like the reel so I decided to replace the Daiwa with the Spheros even though I know I am not comparing apples to apples. I have used the Spheros a few times and have caught Striped Bass to approx. 34". The reel is nice and smooth, casts well and does a nice job managing the 30lb braid I have spooled on it. I really like this reel. I only wish it was just a little bit lighter.
ProsExcellent value. Nice drag. Good line mgt.
ConsWish it was just a little lighter.
By Albert K. Basilio
shimano spheros sp10000sw
August 26, 2015
Purchased the shimano spheros sp10000sw from TackleDirect.com and am thoroughly happy with this reel. Very smooth and it's ease of retrieve is remarkable with a load. No strain whatsoever when reeling in a fish. I love the X-ship and X-shield on this reel, awesome features for a salt water reel. Thanks again, tackledirect for an easy, and always pleasant transaction! Super customer service!!!!!
Prosease of retrieve and super smooth. Very powerful low gear ratio.
lake worth, FL
May 7, 2015
this reel is great for big snook and even smaller offshore fish
Boynton Beach, FL
Sweet reel for live baiting
April 28, 2015
Really good drag overall solid reel
new york, NY
March 19, 2015
Great value reel. Shimano reel is one of the mist smooth reel this saltwater reel also very smooth. there is little switch allow the reel back and force with out any effort. very good fir the price
By Alon Shamai
March 3, 2015
I love this reel. After reading Alan Hawk's review and getting a recommendation from him I decided to get this reel, and its awesome. It holds plenty of line, casts great and has a manual bail which I love.
Spheros SW 10000
February 15, 2015
This reel can handle anything! I love it!
Boynton beach, FL
Great saltwater reel.
February 2, 2015
This is a great reel for jigging, live baiting, or casting lures. Great for many presentations
By David Bershadsky
great for boat jigging
January 25, 2015
great for boat jigging
By James Boromeo
Carson California USA
This Shimno model # SP5000SW
October 21, 2014
This Shimno Speros sp5000sw is great fishing reel for local and island fishing Calico bass and Sand bass big bonito,also 10 to 15 pound class yellowtail you can use this reel for offshore fishing catching smaller side 10 to 15 pound class yellow fin tuna or Dorado.I will fill it up with 30 pound power pro braid line tied a 20 or 25 fluorocarbon at lease two feet leader. You can tied live bait hook or lure of your choice also this reel can long cast long ways. We just need to add water let's go fishing
Always trust Shimano
October 1, 2014
perfect ! on the 10 ' rod
5 Questions & 5 Answers
from Hawaii asked:
November 19, 2016
Looking for the right reel to pair up with an 11' H Shimano Tiralejo rod. Can't decide if a shimano spheros 8000 sw would be better than a shimano saragosa 8000 sw. Applications will be dunking and plugging top water lures. Any suggestion in which reel would be better for those two applications?.
The Shimano Saragosa 8000 would be a better fit for those two applications.
on November 23, 2016
from Boynton Beach, Florida asked:
August 12, 2016
which reel am i better off getting, the spheros 8000 of the penn spinfisher 6500?
The Shimano Spheros is more durable for your saltwater fishing experience.
on August 13, 2016
from Old Saybrook, CT asked:
January 5, 2015
No, I'm referring to the Shimano Spheros SW reels, but the PG and HG reels = are only made in Japan. Could you tell me the difference between the reels?
No. We do not have information on Japanese models. However, if the ratings are the same, the HG would be a faster retrieve.
on January 6, 2015
from Old Saybroo, Connecticut asked:
January 2, 2015
I've researched the Shimano SW reels and they come in Standard retrieve, PG retrieve, and HG retrieve. Is there a noticeable difference in speed when I crank the handle when retreiving? Would it take longer to reel in a fish with a PG or an HG? And, would how much of a difference would a PG handle pulling in a fish over an HG?
First, I believe you are asking about the Stella and not the Spheros, right? Yes there is a noticeable difference in the retrieve rate of the reel. How much difference depends a lot on the size of the reel.
on January 5, 2015
from RI asked:
September 18, 2014
if I'm targeting Yellowfin tuna up to 100lbs what braided line and topshot would i use, was thinking 50 braid and 80 mono/flouro? I've already purchased the sw8000 and the Shimano Terez heavy action Rod
Hello Tim, It all depends on the technique you will be using to try and catch the tuna. What exact technique will you be using?
on September 19, 2014